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Nebraska Firm Recalls Ground Beef and Buffalo Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Custom Pack, Inc., a Hastings, Neb., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,920 pounds of ground beef and buffalo products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

* 10-pound bags of “CUSTOM PACK, INC., GROUND BEEF.” Each label bears a package date of “6-1,” “6-4,” “6-5,” “6-7,” “6-8,” “6-11,” 6-12” or “6-13.”
* 25-pound boxes of “3.2 OZ. BEEF PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”
* 25-pound boxes of “4 OZ. BEEF PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”
* 25-pound boxes of “5 1/3 OZ. BEEF PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”
* 25-pound boxes of “8 OZ. BEEF PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”
* 6-pound boxes of “16-6 OZ. CHAR PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”
* 12-pound boxes of “GROUND BUFFALO PATTIES.” Each box bears the package date of “6-7-07.”

Each package also bears the establishment number “Est. 5650” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The ground beef products were produced between June 1 and June 13, 2007, and were distributed to restaurants and institutions in Nebraska. The ground buffalo patties were produced on June 7, 2007, and distributed to restaurants and institutions in Colorado. None of these products were sold through grocery stores.

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